Department of Defense Education Activity

Fort Rucker Schools

Six questions about the Return to School with Director Tom Brady

Six questions about the Return to School with Director Tom Brady

July 22, 2020 DoDEA Director, Tom Brady, answers 6 questions about the return to school.
Americas Return to School SY 2020-21

Americas Return to School SY 2020-21

July 15, 2020 As parents and students prepare for the start of the 2020-2021 school year, the DoDEA Americas Director wanted to provide an update on the progress DoDEA has made to safely and effectively implement teaching and learning this coming school year.
DoDEA Shifts School Openings Dates in Southeast District

DoDEA Shifts School Openings Dates in Southeast District

July 13, 2020 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Director has approved the shifting of school openings for the DoDEA Southeast District schools in close coordination with installation commanders, the local senior military leadership, and DoDEA Southeast District and DoDEA Americas Regional leadership.
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Welcome from the Community Superintendent, GA/AL Community

As the Community Superintendent for the Georgia/Alabama Community, I welcome you to School Year 2019-2020 and I am excited to work with an outstanding group of teachers, support staff, and leaders as we provide high-quality education for the military-connected students. Our Blueprint for Continuous Improvement is our strategic plan which directs our actions and strategies used for success.

As a learning organization, our continuous improvement is focused on increased effectiveness to make a positive impact on the educational experiences of our stakeholders, more specifically, the students. Within the last several years, our shift to a standards-based educational system and changes to our structure are deliberate steps toward academic excellence. Our military-connected children deserve and receive our best efforts as they grow and develop and it is my pleasure to serve them and their families. We sincerely appreciate your feedback and support as we embrace our continuous improvement.

Throughout the Georgia/Alabama Community, we encompass 8 schools that are divided among the installations of Fort Benning, Fort Rucker and Maxwell Air Force Base. We have 6 elementary schools and 2 middle schools with an enrollment total of approximately 3,559 students. Even though we do not host any high schools, we proudly work with the neighboring communities to ensure all of our children receive a smooth transition into high school.

I am looking forward to a new and exciting year!

Curriculum and Standards

In keeping with our mission to educate, engage, and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world the DoDEA Curriculum Content Standards and the Blueprint for Continuous Improvement provide the framework for academic excellence.  DoDEA schools will transition to College and Career Ready (CCR) standards in mathematics and literacy in a phased approach over the next five years. Learn more about CCR standards.

The GA/AL community schools do not provide all grade level programs.  Dependent students living on the military installations attend schools operated by the Local Education Agency in the civilian community for grade levels not offered by DoDEA Americas.


Special Education

Special Education services are available to all students including preschoolers. If you have concerns regarding your child's academic, physical, social, or language development, you may contact your child's teacher or the principal. Preschool children ages three and four years with developmental delays, physical disabilities, or speech-language problems may be eligible for services.

Contact the Special Education Office

  • Fort Benning:  706-545-5520
  • Fort Rucker: 334-255-2822
  • Maxwell AFB: 334-953-7804
  • Fort Benning: Educational and Developmental Intervention Services at 706-545-3835
  • Fort Rucker: Educational and Developmental Intervention Services at 334-255-7237
  • Maxwell AFB: Educational and Developmental Intervention Services at 334-953-4953


Recent News

Fort Rucker Elementary School student does without gifts this year to help others

November 21, 2018
Emma Pirner, an 11-year-old sixth-grade student at Fort Rucker Elementary School, is learning the true meaning of making a difference by helping those less fortunate. Read More


Students learn about engineering process during STEM FEST

March 22, 2018
The school system held its STEM FEST Tuesday, which celebrates lessons in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Read More


Elementary school puts on final drama club performance

May 22, 2017
The FRES Drama Club has put on plays to entertain students and parents with productions, and for their final farewell, 30 student-actors performed their rendition of "The Jungle Book." Read More


Fort Rucker Schools principal earns top DoDEA honors

April 20, 2017
The principal of the Fort Rucker Elementary School and Fort Rucker Primary School is the Department of Defense Education Activity Americas Elementary Principal of the Year. Read More


Rucker schools to combine

February 27, 2017
a “new 21st Century School” will be constructed on the site where Fort Rucker Elementary School is currently located. Read More


All News

The SC/Ft. Stewart Community is part of the DoDEA Americas Southeast District and is made up of DoDEA schools located on the military installations of:

The Community Superintendent's Office (CSO) is located on the Fort Stewart installation.

Community Contacts
Name Position Phone Number Location
School Meals Program 334-255-2852 Fort Rucker Schools
Educational Technologist Fort Rucker Schools
Community Transportation Office Transportation (334) 255-1607 Fort Rucker Schools

Community Schools

Parker ES


Principal

School Address
Artillery Rd Bldg 22210
Fort Rucker, AL 36362-0279
Phone: 334-255-2822